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'Manhattan' creators stress WGN America drama isn't a series of facts
'Manhattan' creators stress WGN America drama isn't a series of facts

It's a show bringing the science to the fiction, and vice versa -- so viewers might want to minimize their history bias. "Manhattan" is the new '40s-set drama that zooms in on the scientists (and their families) behind the Manhattan Project, one of history's largest top-secret projects, led by the U.S. to build the world's first atomic bomb during World War II. The series marks another effort in WGN America's push into the original programming space. Executive producers Sam Shaw ("Masters of Sex") and Thomas Schlamme ("The West Wing," "Pan Am"), both of whom have experience in period dramas, stressed Wednesday at the...

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